reduce

verb
ADVERB
considerably, dramatically, drastically, greatly, markedly, severely, sharply, significantly, substantially
successfully
further
slightly

We need to reduce the speed slightly.

gradually, progressively

Legislation progressively reduced the number of situations in which industrial action could be taken.

quickly, rapidly
VERB + REDUCE
aim to, attempt to, seek to, try to
help (to)

Giving up smoking helps reduce the risk of heart disease.

manage to
be designed to, be intended to
be expected to, be likely to
PREPOSITION
by

Pollution from the works has been reduced by 70%.

in

I noticed that my belly had drastically reduced in size.

from, to

The price is reduced from 99 cents to 85 cents.

PHRASES
an attempt to reduce sth, an effort to reduce sth
measures to reduce sth
reduce sth to a minimum

The risks must be reduced to the absolute minimum.

Reduce is used with these nouns as the object: ↑accountability, ↑accumulation, ↑allocation, ↑ambiguity, ↑amount, ↑angle, ↑anxiety, ↑appetite, ↑asset, ↑autonomy, ↑availability, ↑backlog, ↑barrier, ↑benefit, ↑bias, ↑bill, ↑blood pressure, ↑budget, ↑build-up, ↑burden, ↑bureaucracy, ↑capacity, ↑carbohydrate, ↑carbon dioxide, ↑chance, ↑charge, ↑cholesterol, ↑circulation, ↑clutter, ↑competition, ↑complexity, ↑concentration, ↑congestion, ↑consumption, ↑contamination, ↑cost, ↑count, ↑craving, ↑crime, ↑damage, ↑danger, ↑debt, ↑deficit, ↑delay, ↑demand, ↑density, ↑dependence, ↑depression, ↑diameter, ↑discomfort, ↑disparity, ↑distress, ↑disturbance, ↑diversity, ↑dividend, ↑dosage, ↑dose, ↑drinking, ↑duplication, ↑duration, ↑duty, ↑effect, ↑effectiveness, ↑efficiency, ↑emission, ↑erosion, ↑error, ↑excise, ↑expectation, ↑expenditure, ↑expense, ↑export, ↑exposure, ↑extent, ↑fare, ↑fat, ↑fatigue, ↑fee, ↑fever, ↑flexibility, ↑flow, ↑footprint, ↑force, ↑freedom, ↑frequency, ↑friction, ↑funding, ↑gain, ↑gap, ↑glare, ↑heat, ↑height, ↑humidity, ↑imbalance, ↑immigration, ↑impact, ↑import, ↑importance, ↑incentive, ↑incidence, ↑income, ↑inefficiency, ↑inequality, ↑infiltration, ↑inflammation, ↑inflation, ↑influence, ↑injury, ↑intake, ↑intensity, ↑inventory, ↑length, ↑level, ↑liability, ↑likelihood, ↑limit, ↑liquid, ↑load, ↑loss, ↑maintenance, ↑manpower, ↑margin, ↑mobility, ↑mortality, ↑motivation, ↑mountain, ↑nausea, ↑need, ↑noise, ↑number, ↑occurrence, ↑odds, ↑output, ↑overdraft, ↑pain, ↑paperwork, ↑payment, ↑penalty, ↑pension, ↑per cent, ↑pollutant, ↑pollution, ↑possibility, ↑potential, ↑poverty, ↑power, ↑premium, ↑pressure, ↑price, ↑probability, ↑problem, ↑production, ↑productivity, ↑profitability, ↑quality, ↑quota, ↑rate, ↑ratio, ↑ration, ↑recurrence, ↑red tape, ↑reliability, ↑reliance, ↑representation, ↑revenue, ↑risk, ↑sauce, ↑scale, ↑scope, ↑sensitivity, ↑sentence, ↑setting, ↑severity, ↑share, ↑side effect, ↑size, ↑smog, ↑smoking, ↑speed, ↑speed limit, ↑spending, ↑spread, ↑stake, ↑stigma, ↑stock, ↑strain, ↑strength, ↑stress, ↑subsidy, ↑suffering, ↑supply, ↑surveillance, ↑swelling, ↑symptom, ↑tariff, ↑tax, ↑taxation, ↑temperature, ↑tendency, ↑tension, ↑threat, ↑time, ↑traffic, ↑transmission, ↑truancy, ↑turnover, ↑uncertainty, ↑unemployment, ↑usage, ↑use, ↑usefulness, ↑value, ↑velocity, ↑vibration, ↑visibility, ↑voltage, ↑volume, ↑vulnerability, ↑wastage, ↑waste, ↑wear, ↑weight, ↑width, ↑workforce, ↑workload

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  • reduce — ► VERB 1) make or become smaller or less in amount, degree, or size. 2) (reduce to) change (something) to (a simpler or more basic form). 3) (reduce to) bring to (an undesirable state or action). 4) boil (a sauce or other liquid) so that it… …   English terms dictionary

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  • reduce — / rɛdutʃe/ s.m. e f. [dal lat. redux ŭcis, der. di ducĕre guidare , col pref. re  ]. 1. [chi ritorna dalla guerra] ▶◀ ex combattente. 2. (estens.) [chi è appena uscito da un esperienza negativa, con la prep. da : essere r. da una lunga malattia ] …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • reduce — 1 *decrease, lessen, diminish, abate, dwindle Analogous words: *shorten, abridge, abbreviate, curtail, retrench: *contract, shrink, condense Contrasted words: *increase, augment, enlarge, multiply: *extend …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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